Monthly archives: February 2010


After rough night managed to get up and packed for pick up to Havana. Back to hotel Tejadillo and bed for me. Nasty tummy bug or something completely laid me out. Pissed down with rain for much of the journey so didn’t feel too bad about not getting out. Managed to get out for about an hour in the evening. My travelling buddy had done a good rekky so we […]

Viñales Valley

Journey to Viñales Valley from Cayo Levisa was great. Our Taxi driver Paco, was friendly and obliging, stopping on request for food and photos. More stunning countryside and beautiful weather meant not too much disappointment that we’d missed the sunbathing opportunities that Cayo Levisa offered. Our hotel in Viñales was the lovely La Ermita. On arrival, hung around just long enough to dump bags and jump the hop on hop […]

Palma Rubia / Cayo Levisa

Picked up bright and early from hotel Tejadillo pitstop in Havana. Stopped off for quick tour of Las Terrazas and lunch at Hacienda Uníon. Las Terrazas houses ruins of coffee plantations and has some good walking opportunities (which we unfortunately didn’t have time for). The countryside en route beautiful. Red, fertile earth, oxen ploughing fields, horses and cart… idyllic, peaceful rural life just getting on with it all around us. […]


Arrived in Havana late after Virgin Airline flight delayed by 3 hours. Still, didn’t matter too much as we were just over nighting at Hotel Tejadillo in old Havana before travelling down to the lovely resort of Cayo Levisa tomorrow. Quick jamon y queso sandwich and first taste of Mohito before heading off to bed. Early start tomorrow …